Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

27 Apr

So these past two days I have been working on a couple of new products. I really love bags of any kind and wanted to try my hand at making cute clutch bags. I found this fantastic tutorial online: http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html and set to work. It gives step by step instructions that are generally quite easy to follow, although it took me quite a few reads to fully understand!

I have only sewn in a zip to a product twice before so I found it a bit tricky so this was definitely good practice for me! As these were kind of practice runs I used fabrics that I didn’t mind ruining but I can definitely imagine these in funkier brighter colours with a few more button details! I really enjoyed making these as the pattern gives you a really professional finish, with all edges neatly covered and seams all tucked away nicely.

The pattern refers to the bags as small clutch bags but I’m thinking that they may be more suitable for purses or make-up bags as they are maybe a bit too small for a clutch.

I would love to know what you think of them!

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4 Responses to “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”

  1. Emily April 28, 2012 at 7:29 am #

    I think they’re beautiful – well done Lucy! I think you’re right about them making excellent makeup bags, but the one with the handle looks like a lovely clutch bag too. I’d certainly take one on a night out 🙂 xxx

    • humbugbuttonbeetle April 28, 2012 at 8:03 am #

      Thanks Emily! I suppose it all depends on how much you take on a night out! I myself tend to take a suitcase!x

  2. Sue Webb April 29, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    They are lovely, such a pretty girlie shape and that last one is super funky! Make more!!!

    • humbugbuttonbeetle April 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Thank you Sue! The last one is my favourite too. I just bought some gorgeous funky fabrics so watch this space!x

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